Upodi provides support for three (3) distinct charge types. The following outlines the different use-cases. Upodi supports up to 1.000 charges per product plan. This should be sufficient to support complex subscription models.
The charge is only applied once per subscription life-cycle. Once the charge is calculated and claimed, the charge will never be claimed again.
This enables the use of sign-up charges, by aligning the charge with the start date or activation date.
By aligning the charge with the end-date, or cancellation date of a subscription - one-time charges can be used as a cancellation and "end-of-life" fees.
The charge is applied in a recurring billing schedule. This schedule is defined on the Product Plan Charge in detail, and has a continious cycle often monthly, quarterly or annually. The amount can change over time, and sometimes charges can be offset, allowing different timeperiods on a cycle.
This enables your subscription to be charged on a regular cycle like monthly, daily, weekly or yearly. Specific days of month like last day, or day in a week (1-7) also enables specific billing structures.
Usage is applied at the end of a charge period like a recurring charge. Upon charge, the quantity of the charge is reset to the default quantity of the product plan.
This model is known in the example of a celluar subscription service, where you are charged by the usage of minutes, and/or short text messages.
Metered is, like usage, applied at the end of a charge period like a recurring charge. Upon charge the entire set of quantities within a defined period is taken into consideration, and calculated based on a chosen model: Average, highest, last, lowest, range or sum. This is explained in detail in our Metered Usage section.
- See Charge Setup ] to learn about Add-on charges contra Standard Charges.
- See Aligning to subscription to learn about alignment of the Product Plan Charge, which is what trigger initiates the billing.
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Updated about a year ago